NDAA remains on the front lines of training, research, and policy making as the country grapples with the growing drug abuse crisis. Combatting the opioid epidemic is a priority for NDAA. Through a partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum (APF), NDAA is pleased to present a series of regional opioids trainings that run through the end of 2018. The regional trainings highlight successful programs in the areas of diversion, treatment, recovery and prevention, and much more.
Further, NDAA partnered with the U.S. Sentencing Commission to provide a webinar on federal sentencing guidelines on drug offenses. Specifically, the Sentencing Commission discussed its recent work on fentanyl and highlights helpful resources available on the Commission’s website that may be of interest to our members.
As a tool to assist both federal and state policymakers, the NDAA Opioid Working Group published a white paper to provide a state and local prosecutor response to the opioid epidemic. This paper focuses on the priorities in enforcement, prevention, and treatment that can be implemented by law enforcement and policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels. NDAA has also produced a white paper on marijuana in response to growing legalization efforts at the state level. While federal and state officials grapple with marijuana policy, NDAA advocates for a research-based approach that directs lawmakers to remain focused on public safety when considering the passage of new laws.